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18Oct16

The Met Office have no idea what the weather is going to do.

They predicted an “Arctic Blast” for last winter that never happened. According to them, the summer before was set to be one of the hottest and driest. What we got was one of the coldest and wettest. They fail to predict most major flooding and were completely taken by surprise by the Big Freeze of 2009.

This week, the Met Office announced they can predict British winter weather a year in advance because they’ve got a £100m supercomputer. They say they can achieve 62 per cent accuracy.

First off all, I don’t believe them and even if I did, 62% accuracy isn’t that impressive. The question is, are we going to get a big freeze this winter? There can only be two possible answers, “yes” or “no”. With no meteorological knowledge or training whatsoever, you have a 50% chance of getting that one right by just guessing.

The Met Office has a £100 million computer and they’re only 12% more accurate than  flipping a coin!

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